Welcome to the World of Home Education and Learning Without School!
We began educating our three children in 1985, when our eldest was aged five years. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn as they grew and explored and discovered this amazing world since the moment they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. I hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was!
Famous Homeschooled People
I found this list of mainly USA famous homeschooled people interesting and inspiring. Many of them belong to past eras, some from a time when schooling wasn't compulsory. But many more are from early last century, and a few are from our time. If anyone knows of any recently homeschooled or Australian famous people who were homeschooled please email Beverley . It would be great to generate an Australian famous homeschooled people list!
Recent addition to the list - the Pitt Jolie family!
Some famous recent homeschooled people:
Bindi Irwin (Steve Irwin's daughter)
Maria Sharapova (tennis player)
Venus Williams (tennis player)
Serena Williams (tennis player)
Pro Hart (Australian artist)
Christina Aguileria (singer)
LeAnne Rimes (singer)
Justin Timberlake (singer)
Hillary Duff (singer/actress)
Whoopi Goldberg (actress)
Dakota Fanning (actress)
Jennifer Love Hewitt (actress)
Alan Alda (actor)
Frankie Muniz (child actor)
Agatha Christie (author)
CS Lewis (author)
And just for interest, here's a list of famous HSing "parents" :
Garth Brooks - country music singer
Michael Card - contemporary Christian songwriter
Duane G. Carey - NASA astronaut
Mike Farris - lawyer and co-founder of Home School Legal Defense
Robert Frost - Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
David Guterson - educator and author of Snow Falling on Cedars
Kimberly Hahn - Catholic apologist and author
Gregg and Sono Harris - pioneers in the modern Christian
Barbara Howe - Libertarian activist
Eric Jackson - Whitewater paddler
Christopher Klicka - attorney and Senior Counsel, Home School
Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)
Len Munsil - attorney, President of The Center for Arizona
Policy (CAP), and gubernatorial candidate
Paul Overstreet - musician, songwriter
Jada Pinkett - actress, wife of Will Smith
Kelly Preston - actress, wife of John Travolta
Rick Santorum - U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
Mike Smith - lawyer and co-founder of HSLDA
Will Smith - actor
R.C. Sproul, Jr. - pastor, author of When You Rise Up: A
Covenantal Approach to Homeschooling
Stefan von Trapp - grandson of Captain von Trapp from The Sound
John Travolta - actor, pilot
Darrell Waltrip - NASCAR racer
Lisa Whelchel - former actress, "The Facts of Life", now a
pastor's wife and author
There are some great success stories of homeschooled people on this homeschooling site: http://www.sharebradenton.homestead.com/Famous.html
Leonardo da Vinci
John Singleton Copley
Alexander Graham Bell
The Wright Brothers
Booker T. Washington
George Washington Carver
COMPOSERS & MUSICIANS:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
George Bernard Shaw
Hans Christian Anderson
Pearl S. Buck
Charles Chaplin - Actor
Florence Nightingale - Nurse
John Burroughs - Naturalist
Charles Louis Montesquieu - Philosopher
Albert Schweitzer - Physician
George Rogers Clark - Explorer
Andrew Carnegie - Industrialist
Bill Ridell - Newspaperman
Will Rogers - Humorist
Tamara McKinney - World Cup Skier
Jim Ryan - World Runner
Ansel Adams - Photographer
John Stuart Mill - Economist
John Paul Jones - father of the American Navy
Clara Barton - started the Red Cross
Abigail Adams - wife of John Adams
Martha Washington - wife of George W.
Venus and Serena Williams
Joan of Arc
John & Charles Wesley
Dwight L. Moody
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